Notable NYC: 8/2–8/8


Saturday 8/2: Najee Omar, Joseph Riipi, Lauren Gordon, and more read at the Boog City Small, Small Press Fair. Unnameable Books (PDF), 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., $5 suggested.

Sunday 8/3: Elizabeth Little reads Dear Daughter, a novel about a woman released from prison after murdering her mother. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free.

Boog City Small, Small Press Fair continues. Unnameable Books (PDF), 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., $5 suggested.

Monday 8/4: Marie-Helene Bertino launches 2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas, a debut novel about a nine-year-old aspiring jazz musician. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Barbara J. Taylor and Kaylie Jones discuss Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night (July 2014), a novel about an eight-year-old blamed for her sister’s death. Bluestockings, 7 p.m., free.

Stephen Carter reads Back Channel (July 2014), a novel about the Cuban missile crisis. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/5: Jack Livingston reads The Dog (August 2014), stories set in contemporary China. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Mary Gordon reads The Liar’s Wife: Four Novellas (August 2014). B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Mark Chiusano launches Marine Park, a story collection set in Brooklyn, with Dave Daley. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Peter Mendelsund, famed book cover designer, launches Cover, an examination and celebration of his book cover designs, with Will Schwalbe. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Leslie Jamison, Chloe Caldwell, and Kassi Underwood join the Shelf Life reading series. Hullabaloo Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/6: Morgan Parker and Ali Power read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Justin Marks, and Bianca Stone read New York Public Library archival work as well as their own. NYPL 42nd Street, 6 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/7: Editors Sean Beaudoin and Janet Steen along with Elissa Schappell, Nelly Reifler, and Diana Spechler celebrate The Weeklings. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Yelena Akhtiorskaya reads Panic in a Suitcase (July 2014), a novel about a family dealing with the effects of globalization. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Annie Weatherwax and Kate Bolick discuss All We Had (August 2014), Weatherwax’s debut about a thirteen-year-old in a small town. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Alison Powel and Simeon Berry read poetry. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 8/8: Amy Berkowitz, Lisa Jarnot, and Erin Morrill read in celebration of Jarnot’s latest book A Princeess Magic Presto Spell. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →